I agree a lot of the yards today especially in the 2nd half were just garbage yards. But the defense isn't great...decent, probably middle of the pack by years end, but that's where they were in '06. So with this offense we should be just fine.
The defense gave up 2 TD's and 2 field goals, held the Eagles to 70 yards rushing, and got 3 turnovers, including a pick-6. They gave up quite a few yards through the air in garbage time when the game was already in the bag (at about the 4 minute mark in the 3rd).
Nah, the defense played well today, not great, but pretty good in the second half. With the league's #1 offense, we don't need more than that.
BTW, last week the panthers gave up 185 yards rushing, 102 receiving in an eagles blowout.